To mark the publication of our academic article on the live music ecology, the LMX team is publishing our original discussion notes. These illustrate the origins of the ideas that inform the article but include points that weren’t further developed (and perhaps should have been). We thought it worth making public—particularly in relation to this topic—an aspect of the academic process that is usually hidden.
Last year’s LMX intern Chris Adams (aka self described failed music-maker Piet Haag ), adds to the ongoing discussion over the small venue crisis with an alternative and musician focused perspective.
This report, written by LMX’s own Emma Webster to celebrate the AIF’s sixth birthday, places the festival sector in its historical context and looks ahead to the future to see the issues currently facing festival promoters, with a focus on the AIF’s member festivals.
Throwing A Lifeline To Grass Roots Music Venues – Horace Trubridge
Horace Trubridge, Assistant General Secretary of the Musicians’ Union reflects on his experience of music venues and the increasingly challenging environment in which they operate. He suggests that if a healthy grass roots live scene is key to the emergence of the talent which fuels the music industry, shouldn’t the industry be doing more to help?
The Music Venue Trust and the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance present the interim findings from their national research into the UK’s music venue circuit.
Chris Adams on loudness induced hearing damage caused by working in live music environments and a plea for better education for those working with (and enjoying) loud live music.
The City of Sydney’s Live Music and Live Performance Action Plan 2013, which contains a range of recommendations as to how to encourage a healthy live music ecology.
Professor Simon Frith (University of Edinburgh) interviews Paul Latham, Chief Operating Officer of Live Nation UK and Chairman of Creative and Cultural Skills. Together they discuss Paul’s career in live music, the current state of the industry and the future of live music in the UK and globally, the relationship between the live and recording industries, and issues around secondary ticketing.
The text from the Second Reading of Lord Clement-Jones’ Cultural and Community Distribution Deregulation Bill in the House of Lords, July 5 2013.
Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, discusses the latest research on the positive effects of live music on premature babies.